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Journal Journal: More Like: "Collateral Damage in the Commie War on Sanity" 5

Emphasis mine in this little gem:

I do not see the conservatives as having an ambition to destroy me, personally; rather I am a victim of the Conservative War on Science. I have been training my entire life for a position in scientific research, and they are proudly do everything they can to bring science to a screeching halt in this country. That results in my permanent unemployment.

First of all, damn_registrars, if you are experiencing an extreme mix of narcissism, antisocial personality disorder, aggression, and sadism, please seek help. While /. is something of a free-fire zone for trash talking, with occasional outbursts of information exchange, nothing occurring here should be seen as inducement to violence.
Second, what the actual focaccia are you even talking about, "Conservative War on Science"? I don't want to hear another godforsaken word about anybody else's "conspiracy theories" if you're going to leave that kind of upper decker. Science breeds innovation (when not drenched with Frankfurtism), which leads to capitalism.
Third, as far as "bring science to a screeching halt" goes, one way in which your demented notion could nearly begin to try making sense is if you swallow the idiocy that #OccupyResoluteDesk is conservative, and trying to use the non-argument of anthropogenic global warming (or whatever the current focus group term is) as a denial of service attack on research.

Should sobriety ever strike, a look at the economics of higher education might bring some badly needed enlightenment. Advice: cloud computing. It's all going cloud, man. Feel the vapor trail.

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Journal Journal: A nation of laws 19

Well, not exactly:

âoeIn essence, if we are ever ordered by a government authority to personally violate and sin â" violate Godâ(TM)s law and sin â" if weâ(TM)re ordered to stop preaching the Gospel, if weâ(TM)re ordered to perform a same-sex marriage as someone presiding over it, we are called to ignore that,â Rubio said in an interview with CBN on Tuesday.

âoeSo when those two come into conflict, Godâ(TM)s rules always win,â he added.

And this is the 'moderate, establishment' candidate no less. Ah well, doesn't matter. Either Cruz or Trump are going to spank him into the arms of the private sector anyway.

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Journal Journal: Astute Article on the Turkey/Russia Kerfuffle 36

A Necessary Conversation

The clash between the Turkish Air Force and Russia is dangerous because it violates the first rule of proxy warfare which is principals don't fight principals. The whole point of proxy warfare is that only the seconds are allowed to cross swords. The duelists are forbidden from engaging each other directly, a convention intended to limit the scope of war.

Read the whole thing.
We mostly discuss international politics as though it were chess, when it really tends more toward of a mafia-driven, mezcal-drenched poker match with arbitrary players every hand.
The ME isn't really "sides" as much as it's a garbled graph problem. Every node is connected, more or less, to every other.
Thus, the principles chosen as a framework for how to react to the current crisis are the least squishy conversation one can have.

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Journal Journal: How Does Cheney Do It? 35

It's important to rephrase all news as a conspiracy theory for the consumption of you-know-who. So, with this Clinton Foundation accounting tidbit, the proper question would be "How did Dick Cheney infiltrate PWC and cook the pristine books to make Her Majesty look bad?" Do I get an "A" for the day, coach?

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Journal Journal: Public Service Announcement About Public Service 3

As a serving military member, my political interest pretty much ended at casting a ballot, at least until 2008. Around that time the portion of the oath where we swear to [emphasis mine] ". . .defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic" kicked in.
The argument that some prior sin of omission in failing to criticize the Bush Administration precludes further criticism of #OccupyResoluteDesk is specious. Ignorance is an excuse unless you remain mired in it, and I've striven to overcome the deficiencies of my education since understanding what a job the Commies have done on our public schools.
Snark away. As a veteran, I support and defend your Constitutional right to soil yourselves as required. Please don't get any feces on me.
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Journal Journal: Sen. Ben Sasse could help lead real reform 20

A classically liberal speech worthy of study:

To that end, in the coming months, I plan a series of Floor speeches on the historic growth of the administrative state. This will not be a partisan effort; it will not be a Republican senator criticizing the current administration because it is Democratic. Rather, it will be a constructive attempt to understand how we got to the place where so much legislating now happens inside the executive branchâS--for this kind of executive overreach came about because of a great deal of symbiotic legislative underreach. Republicans and Democrats are both to blame for grabbing more power when they have the presidency; and Republicans and Democrats are both to blame in the legislature as well for not wanting to lead on hard issues and take hard votes, but rather to sit back and let successive presidents gobble up more authorities. We can and we must do better than this. And the century-long look at the growth of executive branch legislating over the next many months will be an attempt to contribute to the efforts of all here, both Democrats and Republicans, who would like to see the Senate recover some of its authorities and some of its trustworthiness.

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Journal Journal: Ben Carson Accidentally Trolls The Degenerates 23

The funniest thing about the Vast Carson Expose is watching the slack-jawed droolers touch themselves while calling Carson a 'liar'. It seems Benny noted someone making a verbal offer to him in his book, and the fact that he never actually carried through with an application to go to Hudson High counts as 'dihonest'.
Using this illogic, if one hears an automobile advertisement on television, yet does not make a purchase, one has lied about buying a car.
Remember: these are the rodeo clowns desirous of managing your health care. Because #SmarterThanYou

The clothes have no emperor. -- C.A.R. Hoare, commenting on ADA.